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    protein shake before/during workout?

    so i just read an article on this site which said that you should be taking protein shakes before during and after your workout and that you will benefit the most by doing this. usually i just have a protein shake after i workout, but i do feel like i could be getting more calories and protein into my diet so i was wondering if it would be smart to take a protein shake to the gym and drink it as i workout and then have another shake after im done? or if i should just have a pre workout shake? i forgot to mention that i do take Neurocore as a preworkout. could someone please tell me what would be the best method to go about this, thanks!
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    Link to said article?

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    Pre, intra, and post workout shakes have their place. During the workout you need a Hydrolyzed protein powder (about 20g) and a carb (30-50g) Like vitargo to help shuttle aminos into the muscle. These specific types are needed so there is no digestive stress during the workout.

    For pre workout a solid food meal 45-60 min prior is fine and post workout either a shake or solid food works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Allen Cress View Post
    During the workout you need a Hydrolyzed protein powder (about 20g) and a carb (30-50g)
    Allen, in your opinion how much importance do you put on this? I've seen the obvious pre/post routine time and time again but never really heard someone argue the benefits of a "during" supplementation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Whoopipally View Post
    Allen, in your opinion how much importance do you put on this? I've seen the obvious pre/post routine time and time again but never really heard someone argue the benefits of a "during" supplementation.
    Is absolutely needed, no. IMO if you can afford to do it then I would recommend it. WHen you workout you are depleting your glycogen stores as well as breaking down muscle so instead of waiting until you are finished why not start the rebuilding process during the workout by shuttling amino acids into the muscle? This is also enhanced due to the hypermia(increased blood volume in the muscle) effects of weight training. The main benefit is it enhances recovery.

    Now does this mean if you don't do it you won't get good results, not at all. I'm not here to market anything, but I do believe it does aid in building muscle more efficiently and improving recovery abilities.

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    if memory serves me correct there is no anabolic activity during working out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dynamo View Post
    if memory serves me correct there is no anabolic activity during working out.
    No, but the goal with the intra drink is to get ahead of the curve so to speak by delivering nutrients while you are breaking down the muscle tissue and start recovery instantly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Allen Cress View Post
    Is absolutely needed, no. IMO if you can afford to do it then I would recommend it. WHen you workout you are depleting your glycogen stores as well as breaking down muscle so instead of waiting until you are finished why not start the rebuilding process during the workout by shuttling amino acids into the muscle? This is also enhanced due to the hypermia(increased blood volume in the muscle) effects of weight training. The main benefit is it enhances recovery.

    Now does this mean if you don't do it you won't get good results, not at all. I'm not here to market anything, but I do believe it does aid in building muscle more efficiently and improving recovery abilities.
    Hey, fair argument. Was just curious if I was missing anything big. Thanks.
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    I think it is a marketing strategy to sell more protein powder. I think if you have a good meal prior and enough protein after you are fine.

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